The Smashing Pumpkins, Oceania, tonight at Patriot Center, Fairfax VA

On tour for the newest CD, Oceania, The Smashing Pumpkins apprear tonight after having to cancel their October show due to Hurricane Sandy. Photo: SMO

WASHINGTON, December 8, 2012 – The Smashing Pumpkins are appearing tonight at the DC Patriot Center, Fairfax, Virginia and tickets are available at Ticketmaster.  The band’s October appearance was cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy. 

Iconic Pumpkins singer/guitarist Billy Corgan, guitarist Jeff Sschroeder, drummer Mike Byrne and bassist Nicole Fiorentino are performing their acclaimed new OCEANIA CD in full and for the second half of the show they’ll play classics and deep cuts from their multi-platinum body of work.   

The Smashing Pumpkins are credited with creating an acclaimed bodie of work having sold more than 30 million albums, winning multiple Grammy Awards in the process. 

Formed in Chicago in 1988, they released Gish, their influential and platinum debut in 1991, which was followed by albums including the nine-time platinum Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness and the four-time platinum Siamese Dream, as well as the platinum certified 1998 album Adore.  

The pivotal group’s many hits defined the alternative music era and continue to resonate on modern rock radio, influencing a whole new generation.  

The PUMPKINS returned in 2007 with their acclaimed sixth album Zeitgeist.  They have since remained on the cutting edge of music and technology with various online releases. In June 2012, the band released the album Oceania, via Martha’s Music/EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution. 

The Pumpkins are backed by visuals prepared by Sean Evans, whose most recent project was assisting Roger Waters on the newest staging of “The Wall.” 

Using new technology in video-mapping to create something new and previously unseen for the audience. 

Joining the Pumpkins is English group Morning Parade. 

The above information is provide by MSO/The Mitch Schneider Organization.  Information is deemed reliable but should be verified. 

Patriot Center
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 993-3000

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